Daphne du Maurier wrote her first book here but I forgot to bring a pen so I’m writing this stupid blog instead

Fowey is not pronounced Fow-ee. That’s the most surprising thing about this small Cornish fishing town. Everything else is exactly as it should be. Steep narrow streets, quaint cafes offering Cornish cream teas, crooked 16th century pubs, seagulls, little shops (selling postcards, chunky jewellery, floaty dresses and those tiny wooden sailing ships you’re supposed to…

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Why can’t I be on permanent holiday, and other thoughts

Last week I spent five and a half days in the rural Languedoc Roussillon region of France at the house my grandparents have spent 27 summers restoring from a ruin. 

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An Insider’s Guide To Munich, Germany

Kicking off the first of what I hope will be many contributions to my new ‘Home Towns’ project, guest-poster Alison Rolle reveals there’s more to Bavaria than beer (but you’ll still find lots of it!)

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